Yesterday, I posted a graph that looked at how the Reds hitters had done, since the trade. We learned that while there have been a couple equally-bad stretches earlier in the year, the current funk was about as bad as it’s been. Dan asked for a similar chart showing pitching/defense.

This one shows the team’s rolling, 10-game average runs allowed. The first data point represents the team’s average run production for games 1-10, the second is for games 2-11, etc.

The first red line is from the date of the Nationals trade, but reflects the team’s performance in the ten games immediately before the trade (or, before the all-star break, if you prefer to think of it in those terms). As was obvious to everyone, the pitching had bottomed out. Krivsky certainly saw — or at least felt — this trend.

The second red line shows the first ten-day average that fully includes Majewski, Bray, and Clayton. It’s obviously not entirely attributable to those three guys (God knows Majewski didn’t help), but the team seriously improved its run prevention. Realistically, it was that Friday/Saturday when Harang and Arroyo dominated the Rockies 3-1, 3-2 (with Majewski giving up all 3 runs).

Krivsky certainly accomplished his goal — the Reds are allowing fewer runs since the trade. Charts after the break.

runs allowed
Here’s one last one, showing the trends, both offensive and defensive.

scored and allowed

4 Responses

  1. Abner

    Hmm. The charts are nice nad very informative, but IMHO, this is no way to watch baseball.

    Its like a birthday or christmas, you don;t want to say what you want, you just wnat other people to no wwhat you want and for it to appear.

    I want the Reds to score more runs than the oppostion, not a chart showing me how they do it.

    For those who enjoy it, carry on.

  2. Abner

    Oh, man. Sorry for the typos. But I think you get my meaning. 😳

  3. Dan Dumoulin

    The best thing about the “charts” vs. the actual game is when things happen that prove the charts and stats to be flawed or only ways to show what is likely to happen based on past events… Clayton has two HR’s in a week?
    At the end of it all, it still comes down to throwing, catching and hitting the ball.. and anything can happen once a game starts. As Marty has said, thats why they play the games!

  4. Chad

    “Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that’s even remotely true!”

    — Homer Simpson